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Jul 7, 2010
Is it just me, why do men admire other men's tri-cam placements and women could give a rat's fat ass? Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Jul 7, 2010
I find they work great on east coast style of climbing and out west I use them most on alpine routes. Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Joined May 20, 2007
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Aug 11, 2010
I like redheads with a nice pink interior

Oh were talking tricams well the pink n red are always on my rack
and for wierd placements they rock.
From the farside
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Aug 11, 2010
grab the .5-2 nylon from while you still can. They are on sale for $60 (though they have been for over a year). Tri-cams rock, spend some time on easier routes playing with all the different placing configurations.

And everyone is right, the pink tri-cam is the best piece of pro, period. That being said, go SINK THE PINK!
J tot
From Tempe, AZ
Joined Sep 6, 2009
440 points
Aug 11, 2010
I carry the smallest four Tri-cams (sometimes a double on pink) and they are the best for anchors. Why use up valuable cams for an anchor when Tri-cams fit and are lighter?

I used to do the stiffy mod, but haven't with my latest tri-cams. Does anyone know if the glue from the tape degrades the sling?
Dan G0D5H411
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Mar 22, 2006
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Aug 11, 2010
Dan Godshall wrote:
Does anyone know if the glue from the tape degrades the sling?

I can't say with absolute certainty, but as long as you're using a tape with a rubber based adhesive and not an acrylic solvent adhesive, you should be fine. Unless you've got some special industrial tape around, chances are it's rubber based (duct tape, electrical tape, etc).

This site shows the type of adhesive used on different kinds of tapes -
Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
575 points
Aug 12, 2010
Chris Drover wrote:
While I admittedly do not place them often while actually leading a pitch, I love having the rack of four of them when it comes time to build a gear anchor and I just burned all my cams sewing up the crux. Same with hexes - I don't fiddle with them much mid-pitch, but use them all the time for gear anchors (which you are *generally* building from a decent stance). Some day I'll man up and learn to use my passive pro during desperate moves, but today is not that day! =) -Chris

+1 I almost always use at least one tricam in my anchor.
goatboywonder Patrick
Joined Dec 19, 2001
145 points
Aug 17, 2010
arm-jammer wrote:
was looking at diversifying my rack of gear, something other than cams and nuts/hexes, and have decided on getting some tricams, not a lot just the 4 pack, but i dont know whether to just get the nylon slung set, or pay another ten bucks for the dyneema. i looked at the ratings and the dyneema is actually heavier than the nylon, but the dyneema has a 2 KN advantage in the camming form over the nylon......soooooooo. what to do?

I would save your money, and just buy the pink tricam, maybe the red, those are the only ones I carry on a regular basis anymore. Ask around at the places you climb most, they may be fairly worthless.

Get comfortable with them on the ground, look for the placements that nothing else will work, you have probably ignored these placements up till this point.

I like using them first thing off the ground for a multidirectional piece, and at belays multipitch climbing.

Devin Krevetski
From West Woodstock, VT
Joined May 3, 2008
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